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Duterte defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-shows

Duterte defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-showsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said “power naps” had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit. Duterte is attending the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting alongside a string of world leaders including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and US Vice-President Mike Pence.



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Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico borderWASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco "Pancho" Villa.



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Netanyahu defends Qatari cash infusion to Gaza

Netanyahu defends Qatari cash infusion to GazaIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended his decision to enable Qatar to bring $ 15 million into Hamas-controlled Gaza for salaries, saying it would calm tensions and prevent a Palestinian humanitarian crisis. Netanyahu’s remarks late Saturday were his first on the issue since Israel allowed the cash to be transferred to the enclave controlled by Hamas, considered not only by the Jewish state but also the United States and European Union as a terrorist movement. “I’m doing what I can, in coordination with the security elements, to return quiet to the southern communities, but also to prevent a humanitarian crisis,” Netanyahu said, referring to Israeli towns near the Gaza border and deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip.



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Kellyanne Conway Defends White House Mic Grab, Says Women Shouldn't Be 'Swiped' At

Kellyanne Conway Defends White House Mic Grab, Says Women Shouldn't Be 'Swiped' AtKellyanne Conway defended White House claims that CNN reporter Jim Acosta "put



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Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian Trolls

Mueller Defends Prosecution of ‘Putin’s Chef’ and Russian TrollsThe special counsel’s office wrote in a filing that prosecutors only need to show that the company, Concord Management and Consulting, and its alleged co-conspirators agreed to engage in conduct that violated their duties to register as foreign agents and report campaign expenditures. “The government is not required to prove that the conspirators actually violated” federal election and campaign finance laws, prosecutors wrote.



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Dutch PM defends decision not to arrest Russian spies

Dutch PM defends decision not to arrest Russian spiesDutch agents decided not to arrest four Russians accused of plotting a cyber-attack on the world’s chemical weapons watchdog because it was “not a criminal inquiry”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. The Netherlands said Thursday it had immediately expelled the agents from GRU military intelligence in April for trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. It was not a criminal inquiry,” Rutte told a weekly news conference when asked why the men were not arrested.



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UN Security Council: Theresa May defends Brexit vote at General Assembly as Trump chairs meeting

UN Security Council: Theresa May defends Brexit vote at General Assembly as Trump chairs meetingDonald Trump has chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting – a first for the US president. It means that most of the attention that would have been focused on events at the General Assembly – where UK Prime Minister Theresa May would later defend the Brexit vote – was instead focused on the UN’s most powerful body, where the US currently holds the rotating presidency. While the meeting of the council addressed the issue of nonproliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, Mr Trump himself used the platform to attack Iran and accuse China – but not Russia – of meddling in 2018 midterm elections.



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Texas Attorney General Defends Law Forcing Kids To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

Texas Attorney General Defends Law Forcing Kids To Stand For Pledge Of AllegianceThe Texas attorney general has jumped into a Houston area lawsuit to defend a



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Beto O'Rourke Defends Senate Rival Ted Cruz After Restaurant Heckling Incident

Beto O'Rourke Defends Senate Rival Ted Cruz After Restaurant Heckling IncidentDemocratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke defended his rival in November's Texas Senate



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ABC's Matt Dowd defends accusers: 'Let's presume she's telling the truth'

ABC's Matt Dowd defends accusers: 'Let's presume she's telling the truth'ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd delivered an impassioned defense of accusers in sexual assault cases.



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